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Iran bans live election debates

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:49 PM

The commission also releases guidelines for the debates telling candidates they are not allowed to blacken the image of the country or the actions of the executive administrative legislative or judicial bodies

NO MORE LIVE DEBATE. Iranian presidential candidates attend a live debate on state TV in Tehran on June 5, 2013. File photo by Mehdi Dehghan/ AFP

WATCH: 3rd Clinton-Trump presidential debate, 2016 US elections

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the third and final debate of the 2016 US presidential election season on October 19 October 20 in Manila

WATCH: 2nd Clinton-Trump presidential debate, 2016 US elections

Oct 10, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the second debate of the 2016 US presidential election season on Sunday October 9 Monday October 10 in Manila

Trump faces uphill battle in second debate with Clinton

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Donald Trump s campaign faces its worst crisis with about a dozen senators a dozen members of the House of Representatives and 3 governors – all Republicans – withdrawing their support

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question at a town hall event on October 6, 2016 in Sandown, New Hampshire. / AFP PHOTO / Mary Schwalm

WATCH: Kaine-Pence vice presidential debate, 2016 US elections

Oct 05, 2016 - 8:46 AM

Tim Kaine and Mike Pence face off in the only vice presidential debate of the 2016 US election season on Tuesday October 4 Wednesday October 5 in Manila

Clinton edges ahead of Trump in post-debate poll bump

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:45 PM

The nationwide results come as Hillary Clinton s numbers improve in a number of critical swing states following the debate

AFTER THE DEBATE. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican nominee Donald Trump leave the stage after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Clinton vs Trump: Gladiator contest of modern times

Sep 27, 2016 - 2:46 PM

It was a 90 minute battle of endurance between two of the most famous people in America

AFTER THE DEBATE. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican nominee Donald Trump leave the stage after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Clinton vs Trump, Duterte, vs Abu Sayyaf, Philippine peso drop | 12PM wRap

Sep 27, 2016 - 12:31 PM

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Clinton vs Trump: Wait, where's my peanuts and chips?

Sep 27, 2016 - 11:20 AM

In a way waiting for the first debate is like the Super Bowl in American football or the game 7 in the World Series in baseball

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

Sep 27, 2016 - 11:02 AM

UPDATED Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump bicker and trade insults in a fiery US presidential debate as they aggressively pitch their case to tens of millions of American voters

Clinton, Trump go head to head in first debate

Sep 27, 2016 - 7:55 AM

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in one of the most consequential presidential debates in modern US history

READY. The stage is set for Monday night's presidential debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: 1st Clinton-Trump presidential debate, 2016 US elections

Sep 27, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the first debate of the 2016 US presidential election season on Monday September 26 Tuesday September 27 in Manila

#USVote: The 2016 US presidential and vice presidential debates

Sep 26, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Watch the presidential and vice presidential debates of the 2016 US election season on Rappler

Wikileaks on Duterte, Clinton and Trump, William and Kate | 12PM wRap

Sep 26, 2016 - 12:11 PM

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As debaters, Trump and Clinton both have strengths and weaknesses

Sep 26, 2016 - 8:13 AM

What do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to do to win voters over?

Stand-ins take to the lecturns for lighting and sound checks September 25, 2014 at Hofstra University's David & Mack Sport and Exhibition Complex in Hempsted, New York ahead of the first head-to-head presidential debate September 26 between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS

Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into first debate

Sep 25, 2016 - 9:30 PM

UPDATED The debate is being held one day after a Washington Post ABC News poll revealed that Clinton s slim advantage over Trump from last month has evaporated

Large images of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump are seen on a CNN vehicle, behind asecurity fence, on September 24, 2014, at Hofstra University, in Hempsted, New York. The university is the site of the first Presidential debate on September 26, between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS

Pressure is on Clinton, Trump in first debate

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:33 AM

UPDATED Many analysts say debates usually don t win a candidate the election but can well lose it for them

Tori Piper (L) and Leon Virgo setup a television booth in the media center before the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 24, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

The US presidential debate: What you need to know

Sep 24, 2016 - 3:00 PM

This first of 3 debates will give the candidates a chance to introduce themselves to skeptical American voters who will be watching closely for the slightest misstep awkward gesture or fatal altercation

DEBATE. Democrat Hillary Clinton against the Republican Donald Trump will face off on Monday, September 26, during the US presidential debate. Trump file photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images/AFP, Clinton file photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook, Twitter to livestream US presidential debates

Sep 22, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The debates are set for September 26 October 9 and October 19 US time

SHEDDING LIGHT. The livestreaming of the US presidential debates can reach a global audience of unprecedented size. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Why Duterte should support renewable energy

Jun 04, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Embracing the energy revolution and harnessing renewables doesn’t mean bankruptcy and sacrifice The facts show that it can bring us wealth cost savings and employment

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Filipino workers clear a canal at the vicinity of a wind farm facility in the town of Burgos, Ilocos Norte province, north of Manila, Philippines, 07 November 2015. Photo by Bernie Spin dela Rosa/EPA

Clinton declines final debate with Sanders

May 24, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton s spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri says the former secretary of state would concentrate on campaigning against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump instead

NO DEBATE. Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton declines an invitation for a final campaign debate against rival Bernie Sanders. EPA file photo by Kamil Krzaczynski

Duterte, Cayetano still lead Facebook engagement for national elections

May 06, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Facebook reveals who users were talking about in election related conversations for nearly 6 months

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

Grace Poe's debate performance 'good' but 'still lacking' – analysts

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The presidential candidate s statements during the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan hardly give new information about her or her platforms

LAST DEBATE. An Analyst says presidential bet Grace Poe performed well in the 3rd presidential debate but something was still lacking in her answers to issues. Photo by Jay Morales

Miriam's last debate will win her ‘principled’ votes – analyst

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago is lauded for giving well founded answers in the issue of the Philippines territorial dispute with China

Can Roxas and Duterte be friends again?

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Mar Roxas recalls Rodrigo Duterte approaching him during a commercial break in last Sunday s debate

Presidential candidates face off anew in the final leg of the Pilipinas Debates 2016 on April 24 at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City.

3rd presidential debate a 'teleserye' for voters

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Some voters wish the presidential bets were more straightforward with their answers

Duterte in 3rd presidential debate: More serious, cautious

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:11 PM

The Davao City mayor remains consistent in his messaging offering leadership without details and his authenticity

IRON FIST. Rodrigo Duterte arrives in the venue of the 3rd presidential debate on April 24, 2016. Photo by Rappler

Batman fail, wrong Reyes, and other #PiliPinasDebates2016 memes

Apr 25, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Rely on Filipino netizens to beat the political heat and refresh our social media feeds with some humor

Despite pauses in debate, Miriam still 'strong' bet among youth

Apr 25, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Youth voters from Laguna admire Miriam Defensor Santiago s performance during the final presidential debate

#PHVote: ‘Philippines, we have your data’

Apr 25, 2016 - 1:18 PM

It s two weeks before May 9 and the Comelec is dealing with all sorts of problems

WATCH: Presidential bets square off at 3rd and final debate

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:51 AM

How did the candidates fare in the final round?

More political ads in 3rd presidential debate of ABS-CBN

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM

But all TV ads – including campaign ads – take only 22 6 of the 3 1 2 hour debate broadcast

FINAL SHOWDOWN. The 5 presidentiables onstage in the last debate in Dagupan City on Sunday, April 25. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Virtual battlefield: How bets fared in final debate

Apr 25, 2016 - 1:12 AM

UPDATED Even before the final presidential debate in Dagupan on April 24 the war was already in full swing Let s take a look

Santiago dismisses 'black propaganda': I will never quit

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago brushes aside speculations about her health and declares she will stay in the race

'BLACK PROPAGANDA.' Senator and presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago says she has been dealing with black propaganda about her health. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Duterte sweeps Rappler online polls for 3rd presidential debate

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte again emerges as the choice of most social media users who voted on Rappler s online polls

Presidential bets on Mindanao: Peace talks, dev't programs critical

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Mar Roxas and Rodrigo Duterte agree that the Bangsamoro Basic Law must be passed Three out of 5 candidates mention anti poverty programs are critical to peace in Mindanao

FACE-OFF. Presidential bets explain their solutions to conflict in Mindanao. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Last debate an improvement, but still lacking – experts, advocates

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Did the presidential bets deliver in their last chance to woo voters?

NOT ENOUGH. it was an improvement from the past two debates, but it still was not enough in terms of providing details of the candidates' platforms. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Roxas dares Duterte to back out of presidential race if...

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:23 PM

The administration bet says if he can present a list of PhilHealth beneficiaries from Davao City the mayor who s denying it should quit the race

WORD WAR. Roxas said Duterte's promise to establish a trust fund for the payment of medical expenses of Filipinos confined in hospitals already exists today. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Legalize medical marijuana? 'No, but let's talk' – Santiago

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Santiago who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2014 says she has never thought of using medical marijuana

Screengrab from ABS-CBN

West PH Sea not China's 'personal aquarium' – Poe

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:13 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he can plant the Philippine flag on one of China s structures in the West Philippine Sea

ISLAND BUILDING. A recent image shows China's reclamation on Zamora Reef (Subi Reef) in the Spratly Islands, located in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe

Presidential bets promise OFWs: Better economy to keep you home

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:03 PM

The candidates promises to the sector include the creation of Department of OFWs a state initiated pension plan and a portable health card

ONE LAST TIME. The third leg of the Comelec-organized presidential debate is the last time the bets will face each other on the same stage before election day on May 9. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Roxas delivers best closing statement – Rappler editors

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Struggling in the surveys the administration candidate makes an emotional appeal to rally to his cause

Who won 3rd presidential debate? Duterte again netizens' choice

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins the final PiliPinas 2016 presidential debate in Pangasinan according to netizens who voted on the Rappler poll

OVERALL WINNER. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sweeps the Rappler polls during the 3rd Presidential debate at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on April 24. Photo from the Manila Bulletin

Presidential bets on allowing Arroyo house arrest, Marcos burial, mining

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Yes no why: candidates explain their position on controversial issues at the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan

FAST TALK. The candidates were asked quick question on a variety of topics in the 3rd presidential debate. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Miriam Santiago wants referendum on hero's burial for Marcos

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Mar Roxas is asked if he would give a Cabinet position to Bongbong Marcos if the latter wins as vice president

SHE'S BACK. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago during the 3rd Presidential debate at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on April 24. Photo from the Manila Bulletin

PH stars on final presidential debate in Pangasinan

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Saab Magalona Aiza Seguerra Liza Diño Seguerra KathNiel and more speak up about their candidates and their opinions on the debate

FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. Saab Magalona, Christian Bautista, Kathryn Bernardo, and Daniel Padilla speak about the debate on social media. Screengrabs from Instagram/saabmagalona/xtianbautista, Twitter/imdanielpadilla

Face-off round: Duterte wins netizens' vote in 3rd presidential debate

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:18 PM

Survey front runner Rodrigo Duterte again wins the netizens vote in the face off portion of the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan

NETIZENS' CHOICE. The Davao City mayor again emerges as netizens' choice in the face-off portion of the 3rd presidential debate. Screengrab from ABS-CBN

No to 'endo' or contractual labor – presidential bets

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:59 PM

All 5 presidential bets explain how they will out an end to contractual labor saying it is illegal

Photo by Mark Balmores/Manila Bulletin

Binay to give Cabinet posts to ex-Arroyo officials

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also says his administration will not block former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s bid for house arrest

FINAL DEBATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay answers a question at the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan on April 24, 2016.  Photo from the Manila Bulletin